HUC-JIR's Librarians Announce New Blog

Monday, January 1, 2007

The Librarians at HUC-JIR are pleased to announce a new blog at www.huc.edu/libblog/librariantalk.html

The blog was piloted by Sheryl Stahl of the Frances-Henry Library at HUC-JIR/LA and was created to publicize HUC-JIR's libraries and their activities, while also sharing the librarians' writing with a potentially larger readership. 

The Blog has its origin from several directions: Dr. Yaffa Weisman of the Frances-Henry Library at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles has been writing a weekly "summary" of the contents of many journals and magazines recently received and Dr. Philip Miller of the Klau Library at HUC-JIR/NY writes up occasional notices of new book received that he considers are "too good to miss." 

Contributors include the members of the Libraries' professional staff, including Dr. David Gilner, Laurel Wolfson, Ellen Kovacic, Noni Rudavsky, Bernie Rabenstein, Allan Satin, Sarah Barnard, Batya Kaplan, Dr. Yaffa Weisman, Sheryl Stahl, Tina Weiss and Phil Miller. 


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